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Planning Assistant -12 months FTC

Development Management

Location:  Town Hall
Salary:  £19,698 to £20,493
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term - 12 Months
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 06 February 2022
Reference:  DEDM01011-1

Development Directorate - Planning. This is an exciting time to be in Preston and the directorate is playing its part in making the city a great place to live, work and visit. Planning is an important function of the Council, as it is about place-making, managing the quality of development and ensuring it is sustainable. There is a significant amount of developer interest in the city, supported by the City Deal and it is important that this makes a positive impact. This is already starting to happen and it is vital that this continues. We are investing in our Planning service in order to deliver our corporate priorities. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated and well organised individual to take up a Planning Assistant role. A recently qualified graduate in Town Planning, Geography or similar discipline would be suitable for this role, alternatively an existing Town Planning student seeking a work placement opportunity would be equally suitable for the role. 

In the Planning Assistant role you will deal with a range of professional technical work in a service that has achieved significant performance improvements in recent years. You will deal with householder and minor planning applications across the City, covering numerous planning issues. As such you should have good communication and negotiation skills and knowledge of the planning system. You must have good organisational skills, the ability to motivate yourself, to prioritise and manage your own workload and at times to work under pressure to meet deadlines. For an informal chat about the role, please contact James Mercer or Robert Major, both Principal Planning Officers, on 01772 906576 or 01772 906577 or or

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